ESS Software Engineer

The Enterprise Software Solutions department at Argonne National Laboratory invites you to join the team supporting the Laboratory's central software and services.This position involves applying computer science to problem solving, analyzing requirements for management information, and recommending and designing the means for meeting those requirements, either by revising existing systems or developing new ones.

The successful candidate will work independently in an agile team environment; exhibit effective collaboration and user interaction by working with peers, management, vendors, and others; and maintain a professional work ethic and respect of team members and software users.

This position provides effective systems support across a broad range of technologies and applications; completes development tasks using languages and software products; designs and conducts tests; addresses the root causes of problems; and recommends long-term solutions. The position requires decision-making, analytic ability, process orientation, learning agility, communication, perseverance, and prioritization skills.

The software engineer works with team members to analyze business partners needs and define a project scope; designs and develops application interfaces by setting expectations and priorities throughout the development life cycle; completes programming using languages and software products, and following best practice enterprise architecture principles in the design process.Recommends system solutions by comparing advantages and disadvantages of custom development, commercial, and cloud-based solutions.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
  • Knowledge of computer technology especially the computing environment used at the Laboratory.
  • Knowledge of Java, JavaScript, and web programming skills.
  • Knowledge of web services and enterprise service bus architectures.
  • Knowledge of relational databases such as Microsoft SQL Server, and SQL tools.
  • K nowledge of software development life cycle, software testing and debugging.
  • Knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform and technologies is preferred.
  • Ability to have a user-oriented outlook.
  • Ability to understand and follow organizational best practices and standards.
  • Ability to produce secure, reliable, and extendable code.
  • Ability to stay up to date on new internet/intranet technologies and software products.
  • Skil ls to perform effectively in a service role and balance multiple work assignments to meet deadlines by appropriately organizing his/her available time.
  • Very good oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to initiate and foster collaborative relationships both internally and externally.
  • Experience developing and maintaining applications systems.
  • Experience in developing sizable multi-user business systems.

PT2: Bachelor's degree (in computer science or equivalent preferred) + 2 years of experience, or equivalent.

Job Family
Professional Technical (PT)

Job Profile
Applications Development 2

Worker Type

Time Type
Full time

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